The San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office has charged Steven Daniel Perez (Age 35 of Yucca Valley) with mayhem, torture, criminal threats, and domestic violence.


On Saturday, May 27, 2020, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Morongo Basin Station, went to the High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The deputies spoke with a victim and began an investigation in the 7400 block of Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley.

During the investigation, the deputies arrested Steven Daniel Perez.

After reviewing the case, our office has filed one count each of the following violations of the California Penal Code against Perez:

Penal Code Section 206 – Torture
Every person who, with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, or for any sadistic purpose, inflicts great bodily injury as defined in Section 12022.7 upon the person of another, is guilty of torture.

The crime of torture does not require any proof that the victim suffered pain.

Penal Code Section 205 – Mayhem
A person is guilty of aggravated mayhem when he or she unlawfully, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the physical or psychological well-being of another person, intentionally causes permanent disability or disfigurement of another human being or deprives a human being of a limb, organ, or member of his or her body. For purposes of this section, it is not necessary to prove an intent to kill. Aggravated mayhem is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.

Penal Code 422(a) – Criminal Threats
Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.

Penal Code Section 273.5(a) – Injuring A Spouse, Cohabitant, Fiance, Boyfriend, Girlfriend or Child’s Parent
Any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision (b) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.


DA Case Number: 2020-00-0027108
Court Case Number: FMB20000246
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